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Paul "Cowboy" Harden

Paul R. Harden, affectionately known as "Cowboy", age 77, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away at his home of natural causes, Saturday evening, February 4, 2017. He was born February 1, 1940 in Swanton, Ohio to Royce and Effie (Clevidence) Harden. He retired from GM Powertrain, where he worked for over 30 years, and was a member of UAW Local 14.

Paul loved restoring old cars, especially his 1963 Corvette Stingray, and was a member of the Pacer's Car Club.

Paul will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 34 years, Bonnie; sons, Sam (Seneca) Harden, William (Dawn) Disher, Joey Disher and David Harden; grandchildren, Sean, Casaundra, Noah, Mason, Dashiell, and Elon; and brother, Dannie (Kim) Harden.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; son, Scott Andrew Harden; and brother, Melvin Harden.

Family and friends may visit Friday, February 10th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631). Funeral services will begin at 12:00 (Noon) Friday in the funeral home with Pastor Donna Stutzman officiating. Interment will follow at East Swanton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Residence: Toledo, Ohio

Visitation: Friday, February 10th from 10 am to 12 (Noon) at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Funeral Service: Friday, February 10th at 12:00 (Noon) in the Funeral Home

Interment: East Swanton Cemetery

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Paul was a special and loved neighbor and friend. He will be deeply missed by our family.

Lisa and Greg Feb 10 2017 12:00 AM

My thoughts are with the family. Worked with him 35 years at Powertrain. He loved his classic cars! He will be missed at the car shows!!!

Mick Ortyl Feb 9 2017 12:00 AM

Bonnie and family......... So very sorry for your loss. Paul was a good, caring man who was liked by everyone. Please accept our sympathy from your INDIANA cousins (Dianne Lash, Christina, Karen and Benjamin Thomas). Please let Danny know we our keeping him in our thoughts too.

Dianne Lash-Thomas Feb 9 2017 12:00 AM

Bonnie & Family So deeply sorry on the lost of your loved one. Losing someone is never easy but some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same.

Marcia Feb 8 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Bonnie, God is with you and will strengthen you through all of this. Please let me know what f there is anything I can do for you.

Sue Smithers Feb 8 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about Paul. Wishing you the deepest sympathy from all us at State Farm.

State Farm Feb 7 2017 12:00 AM

R.I.P. Cowboy. We will miss you.

Tom and Suzanne Morgan Feb 7 2017 12:00 AM

Sending prayers and Hugs to the family. What a wonderful Angel. Will be greatly missed

Marsha Hassen Feb 6 2017 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy to the family. Worked with Paul at Powertrain for 30 years. Went with him and the guys to all the car shows. Just one of the car guys.

Bob Hiser Feb 6 2017 12:00 AM